The Voynich Manuscript/Page-by-page commentary

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Quire 1[edit]

Structurally, the Voynich Manuscript is divided into quires - each quire comprises a set of about four bifolios folded down the middle, stitched along the gutter.

Here, then, is a schematic diagram of Quire 1, with clickable links to each of its 16 pages:-

     /-------------- F1r/F1v     A1
     ! /------------ F2r/F2v     A1
     ! ! /---------- F3r/F3v     A1
     ! ! ! /-------- F4r/F4v     A1
     A A A A
     ! ! ! \-------- F5r/F5v     A1
     ! ! \---------- F6r/F6v     A1
     ! \------------ F7r/F7v     A1
     \-------------- F8r/F8v     A1

Quire 2[edit]

Here is a schematic diagram of Quire 2, with clickable links to each of its 16 (original) pages:-

     /-------------- F9r /F9v    A1
     ! /------------ F10r/F10v   A1
     ! ! /---------- F11r/F11v   A1
     ! ! ! /--....   F12r/F12v   (missing!)
     A A A A
     ! ! ! \-------- F13r/F13v   A1
     ! ! \---------- F14r/F14v   A1
     ! \------------ F15r/F15v   A1
     \-------------- F16r/F16v   A1


Quire 3[edit]

Here is a schematic diagram of Quire 3, with clickable links to each of its 16 pages:-

     /-------------- F17r/F17v     A1
     ! /------------ F18r/F18v     A1
     ! ! /---------- F19r/F19v     A1
     ! ! ! /-------- [[../F20r/]/F20v     A1
     A A A A
     ! ! ! \-------- F21r/F21v     A1
     ! ! \---------- F22r/F22v     A1
     ! \------------ F23r/F23v     A1
     \-------------- F24r/F24v     A1

Quire 4[edit]

Here is a schematic diagram of Quire 4, with clickable links to each of its 16 pages:-

     /-------------- F25r/F25v     A1
     ! /------------ F26r/F26v     B2
     ! ! /---------- F27r/F27v     A1
     ! ! ! /-------- F28r/F28v     A1
     A B A A
     ! ! ! \-------- F29r/F29v     A1
     ! ! \---------- F30r/F30v     A1
     ! \------------ F31r/F31v     B2
     \-------------- F32r/F32v     A1

Quire 5[edit]

Here is a schematic diagram of Quire 5, with clickable links to each of its 16 pages:-

     /-------------- F33r/F33v     B2
     ! /------------ F34r/F34v     B2
     ! ! /---------- F35r/F35v     A1
     ! ! ! /-------- F36r/F36v     A1
     B B A A
     ! ! ! \-------- F37r/F37v     A1
     ! ! \---------- F38r/F38v     A1
     ! \------------ F39r/F39v     B2
     \-------------- F40r/F40v     B2

Quire 6[edit]

Here is a schematic diagram of Quire 6, with clickable links to each of its 16 pages:-

     /-------------- F41r/F41v     B2
     ! /------------ F42r/F42v     A1
     ! ! /---------- F43r/F43v     B2
     ! ! ! /-------- F44r/F44v     A1
     B A B A
     ! ! ! \-------- F45r/F45v     A1
     ! ! \---------- F46r/F46v     B2
     ! \------------ F47r/F47v     A1
     \-------------- F48r/F48v     B2

Quire 7[edit]

Here is a schematic diagram of Quire 7, with clickable links to each of its 16 pages:-

     /-------------- F49r/F49v     A1
     ! /------------ F50r/F50v     B2
     ! ! /---------- F51r/F51v     A1
     ! ! ! /-------- F52r/F52v     A1
     A B A A
     ! ! ! \-------- F53r/F53v     A1
     ! ! \---------- F54r/F54v     A1
     ! \------------ F55r/F55v     B2
     \-------------- F56r/F56v     A1

Quire 8[edit]

Here is a schematic diagram of Quire 8, with clickable links to each of its 8 remaining pages (originally probably 20):-

   /---------------- F57r/F57v     B2
   ! /-------------- F58r/F58v     A
   ! ! /------......(059)   (missing!)
   ! ! ! /----......(060)   (missing!)
   ! ! ! ! /--......(061)   (missing!)
   B A ! ! !
   ! ! ! ! \--......(062)   (missing!)
   ! ! ! \----......(063)   (missing!)
   ! ! \------......(064)   (missing!)
   ! \-------------- F65r/F65v
   \---------------- F66r/F66v     B

Quire 9[edit]

Here is a schematic diagram of Quire 9, with clickable links to each of its pages. The two folios fold out to 10 pages altogether:-

     /---+--    F67r1/F67r2 / F67v2/F67v1      
     !
     \---+--+-- F68r1/F68r2/F68r3 / F68v3/F68v2/F68v1

Quire 10[edit]

Here is a schematic diagram of Quire 10, with clickable links to each of its pages. The two folios fold out to 6 pages altogether:-

     /------    F69r/F69v      
     !
     \----+---- F70r1/F70r2 / F70v2/F70v1

Quire 11[edit]

Here is a schematic diagram of Quire 11, with clickable links to each of its pages. The two folios fold out to 8 pages altogether:-

     /----      F71r/F71v      
     !
     \---+--+-- F72r1/F72r2/F72r3 / F72v3/F72v2/F72v1

Quire 12[edit]

Here is a schematic diagram of Quire 12, with clickable links to its 2 remaining pages:-

     /-------- F73r/F73v
     !
     \--...... (074)    (missing!)

Quire 13[edit]

Here is a schematic diagram of Quire 13, with clickable links to each of its 20 pages:-

     /---------------- F75r/F75v     B2
     ! /-------------- F76r/F76v     B2
     ! ! /------------ F77r/F77v     B2
     ! ! ! /---------- F78r/F78v     B2
     ! ! ! ! /-------- F79r/F79v     B2
     B B B B B
     ! ! ! ! \-------- F80r/F80v     B2
     ! ! ! \---------- F81r/F81v     B2
     ! ! \------------ F82r/F82v     B2
     ! \-------------- F83r/F83v     B2
     \---------------- F84r/F84v     B2

Quire 14[edit]

Here is a schematic diagram of Quire 14, with clickable links to its pages. It consists of a single multiple-folded leaf consisting of a complicated 9-rosettes drawing on one side, and 6 individual pages on the other:-

     /------    F85r1/F85r2      
     !
     \----+---- F86v4/F86v6/F86v5/F86v3
     -------
     !  +  !     Rosettes
     -------

Quire 15[edit]

Here is a schematic diagram of Quire 15, with clickable links to each of its pages. The four folios fold out to 12 pages altogether:-

     /------     F87r//F87v     A4
     ! /----     F88r/F88v     A4
     A A
     ! \---+---- F89r1/F89r2 / F89v2/F89v1     A
     \-----+---- F90r1/F90r2 / F90v2/F90v1     A

Quire 16[edit]

Despite this quire's absence, it almost certainly contains (if the folio numbering system is consistent with the quire numbering system) folios 91 and 92 (i.e. probably a single bifolio).

Quire 17[edit]

Here is a schematic diagram of Quire 17, with clickable links to each of its pages. The four folios fold out to 10 pages altogether:-

     /------     F93r/F93v     A4
     ! /----     F94r/F94v     B5
     A B
     ! \---+---- F95r1/F95r2 / F95v2/F95v1     B5
     \------     F96r/F96v     A4

Quire 18[edit]

Despite this quire's absence, it almost certainly contains (if the folio numbering system is consistent with the quire numbering system) folios 97 and 98 (i.e. probably a single bifolio).

Quire 19[edit]

Here is a schematic diagram of Quire 19, with clickable links to each of its pages. The four folios fold out to 12 pages altogether:-

     /------     F99r /F99v      A4?
     ! /----     F100r/F100v     A4?
     A A
     ! \---+---- F101r1/F101r2 / F101v2/F101v1     A4?
     \-----+---- F102r1/F102r2 / F102v2/F102v1     A

Quire 20[edit]

Here is a schematic diagram of Quire 20, with clickable links to each of its remaining 24 pages:-

  /-------------------- F103r/F103v     BX  
  ! /------------------ F104r/F104v     BX
  ! ! /---------------- F105r/F105v     BY
  ! ! ! /-------------- F106r/F106v     BX
  ! ! ! ! /------------ F107r/F107v     B
  ! ! ! ! ! /---------- F108r/F108v     B
  ! ! ! ! ! ! /--......(109)    (missing)
  B B B B B B !
  ! ! ! ! ! ! \--......(110)    (missing)
  ! ! ! ! ! \---------- F111r/F111v     B
  ! ! ! ! \------------ F112r/F112v     B
  ! ! ! \-------------- F113r/F113v     B
  ! ! \---------------- F114r/F114v     B
  ! \------------------ F115r/F115v     B
  \-------------------- F116r/F116v     B